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New photos released in Croydon rave investigation

New photos released in Croydon rave investigation

  Police have released photos to help trace eight suspects they want to interview after an illegal rave ended in violence and death in Croydon last month. They are hoping that the release of the new photos will have a similar result as a batch released on June 18, 2014 and June 27,…

Croydon to create safer ‘play streets’ for children

Croydon to create safer ‘play streets’ for children

Croydon Council has approved plans to introduce a series of play streets across the borough. The council is giving residents the opportunity to take control of their roads by shutting them down and introducing play-time. Play streets will mean road closures for 2-3 hours allowing children to roam freely, under…

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A group of A-Level English students at Croydon College have taken just five days to write a 40,000 word teen thriller about blackmail and cyber-bullying. The nine students, from Croydon College, planned, drafted, edited and published Behind the Screen as part of a project aimed at promoting literacy. A-Level English…

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

A Norbury shopkeeper has been fined after admitting selling a set of razor sharp knives to a 14-year-old boy a month after being sent a letter offering training about age-restricted sales. Shakab Hakime, who owns Norbury Discount Store in London Road admitted the offence at Croydon Magistrate’ Court on Tuesday. …

Conference promotes role of women in technology

Conference promotes role of women in technology

A conference focusing on the role of women in technology is taking place this evening in south London, hosted by Croydon Tech City, a community of digital developers and creatives. The Women in Tech conference is part of the London Technology Week and is being held at the Croydon Conference…

Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

A man has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with a Croydon rave where a teenager died. The 18-year-old man handed himself in after images of men the police are trying to trace were released and is currently in police custody in south London. Rio Andrew, 15,…

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

A courageous window cleaner who prevented an armed robbery at Lloyds Bank on Brighton Road in Croydon last November is to be honoured with a Police Public Bravery Award. James Rowley, 34, from Caterham, Surrey, will receive the award at the annual Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) awards ceremony on…

Campaign to stop predicted rise in domestic violence

Campaign to stop predicted rise in domestic violence

The Safer Croydon Partnership has launched an anti-domestic violence campaign in Croydon following a predicted rise in offenses during the World Cup. Various studies based on data from the last three World Cups show domestic violence increased 38 per cent when England lost and rose 26 per cent when they won. Although crime has…

Tributes paid to Croydon rave death teenager

Tributes paid to Croydon rave death teenager

A 15-year-old boy who died after falling ill at an illegal rave in a disused Royal Mail sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon has been named by police. Rio Andrew from Notting Hill collapsed in the early hours of Sunday June 15 and was taken to hospital where he…

Fifteen year old dies after illegal rave in Croydon

Fifteen year old dies after illegal rave in Croydon

A 15-year-old boy died after falling ill at an illegal rave in Croydon and another 19-year-old remains in critical condition. The rave led to 14 arrests and six others were hospitalised due to various injuries. The two teenagers’ identities have not been revealed, and a post-mortem has yet to be…